Calcifert Lime

Quickly control soil pH with our highly reactive granulated lime. You can spread this fertiliser all year round.

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Calcifert granulated lime is proven to neutralise soil acidity

You can apply Calcifert granulated lime fertiliser year-round using conventional farm equipment. It is also a cost-effective way to rapidly control soil pH with our highly reactive product.

Monitoring the pH of your soil is key to improving crop performance, as low soil pH will reduce crop growth and ultimately yield. Calcifert is proven to quickly raise and sustain soil pH at a range of soil depths, as our trial carried out at Tiln Farm in Nottinghamshire shows. You can ask for a free Case Study of this Tiln Farm trial with our sales manager.

Calcifert Lime product details

Calcifert Lime:

  • is made from fine limestone flour combined with a water-soluble organic binder
  • consists of hard granules of between 2 and 5mm in diameter
  • produced in the UK from 100% British limestone, mined in the Peak District
  • suitable for use on all farms:
    • including organic systems
    • forestry
    • horticultural use
  • ideal for all crops including:
    • grassland
    • cereals
    • fruit & vegetables
    • oilseed rape
    • hops

Calcifert Lime fertiliser benefits

Calcifert has many significant benefits over conventional lime. The biggest benefit to farmers is that Calcifert doesn’t need to be applied by specialist contractors – you can apply it, using traditional farm fertiliser spreading equipment.

Other Calcifert Lime benefits include:

  • Limestone granules of a regular size and shape
  • Even spread and rapid uptake
  • Spread at any time of the year
  • Blend or spread with other fertilisers
  • Can be applied on bare ground or to growing crops
  • A cost-effective option thanks to lower application rates than regular lime
  • Approved for organic farming
  • Can be used to spot treat ground – making it economical for treating small areas
  • Can be applied in bout widths up to 36 metres
  • Safe to use: non-toxic and non-hazardous
  • Creating significantly less dust than conventional lime
  • Agricultural Lime Association assured under the AQS (AgLime Quality Standard).

Packaging Calcifert Lime

Calcifert Lime is available in:

  • Standard 600 kg bags
  • 25 kg bags; can be purchased through our supplier, Rootwise. Minimum order of 500 kg applies.

You can apply our Calcifert products via a conventional fertiliser spreader. Independent tests have shown that Calcifert granulated products can be accurately spread up to 36-metre bout widths.

Spreader setting results

Trials with a range of leading fertiliser spreaders have shown that Calcifert Lime spreads to 36 metres and has a Co-efficient of Variance of less than 3.7%.  We have tested:

  • Amazone ZA-M
  • Kuhn Axis
  • KRM Ex trend
  • Vicon RSXL

Calcifert Sulphur has a similar spread pattern and has been separately tested with a range of fertiliser spreaders.

Trials with Calcifert Mag show that this product successfully spread to up to 36-metre bout widths.

Calcifert Lime application recommendations

For your convenience, we have prepared guidelines for the recommended application of Calcifert Lime for different soils and field pH. This information is based on crop trials. Details can be found in the lime application recommendations sheet as available for download from below list.

Speader settings & application recommendation

  • How much do I apply?


    Calcifert Lime application rates are lower than conventional lime making it a cost-effective alternative. How much you apply will depend on your soil type, acid levels and crop. Please contact us for more guidance on specific rates or view our application rates chart.

  • When is the best time to apply Calcifert Lime?


    Calcifert Lime can be applied all year round. Applying Calcifert Lime before wet weather will increase the speed at which is reacts with the soil.

  • How soon after spreading can I put animals back to graze?


    Animals can be put back to graze on treated land immediately. Calcifert Lime is not harmful to animals.

  • How much will it cost?


    Calcifert Lime is sold through merchants and distributors across the UK and Ireland. Please contact your local stockist for more information on pricing.

  • How do I store Calcifert Lime?


    Calcifert Lime should be stored under cover in a dry place. For guidance on the secure storage of Calcifert Lime and other fertilisers, please click here.